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Cultural Diversity Week

The 2024 Cultural Diversity Week theme is 'Our shared stories - celebrating together'. The theme invites Victorians of all ages and backgrounds to reflect on multicultural Victoria's cultures and celebrate its bright future.

Each year, City of Whittlesea celebrates and reflects on our rich cultural history and the contribution people of diverse backgrounds have made to our community.

We invite the community to come celebrate with the community members. This year we have planned multiple events. Take a look below to see what's happening in your area this year to celebrate Harmony day and Cultural Diversity Week. 

 

Celebrating together: Harmony Day and Cultural Diversity week 

Welcome to Country

  • Date: Monday 18 March
  • Time: 12pm
  • Location: Thomastown Library. 52 Main St, Thomastown

Description:

We will kick off Cultural Diversity week with a Welcome to Country event in Thomastown. Come along to find out more about the rich culture of our First Nations people, one of the oldest continuing cultures in the world.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

The Art of Islamic Tessellation

  • Date: Monday 18 March
  • Time: 1pm-3pm
  • Location: Whittlesea Community Activity Centre. 57-61 Laurel St, Whittlesea
  • Contact: Call Whittlesea Library at 03 9716 3028 or email whittlesea@yprl.vic.gov.au
  • Registration link

Description: 

In this event you will learn to form air-dry clay into tiles and imprint arabesque and geometric patterns and experience the art of Islamic Tessellation. All supplies will be provided on the day.

 

Celebrating our culturally diverse community

  • Date: Tuesday 19th March 2024
  • Time: 5:00pm -8:30pm 
  • Cost: Free
  • Location:  PRACC 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang VIC 3752 

Description:

You're invited to this free Cultural Diversity Week event, where we'll showcase the beauty of multiculturalism through captivating stories, performances, art, music, cultural clothing and delicious cuisine. 

You're most welcome to wear your traditional cultural clothing. 

We will also provide dates, water, and a designated prayer space for those observing fast during Ramadan. 

For more information call Council’s main at 9217 2170 and speak to Dalal (Cultural Diversity Officer).

 

Interfaith Harmony Day Event

 

  • Date: Thursday 21 March
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Location: Mill Park Library, 394 Plenty Rd, Mill Park
  • Contact: Call 0430 582 078 or email info@whittleseainterfaith.org.au

Description:

In the spirit of harmony, the Whittlesea Interfaith Network is joining with City of Whittlesea & Mill Park Library to jointly host their Interfaith Harmony Week event during Cultural Diversity Week. The theme for the event is "Our Shared Stories- Celebrating Together”. The event will feature multicultural performances, guest speeches, Q&A and lots more.